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Major Lines And Vessels Honored For Safety And Heroism

Two sets of awards honoring maritime safety achievement, the Jones F. Devlin Awards and Ship Safety Achievement Awards, were presented at the Doubletree Hotel, Houston. The purpose of the awards, jointly presented by the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) and the Marine Section of the National Safety Council (NSC), is to publicly recognize and encourage accident reduction efforts by the various maritime industry segments.

Jones F. Devlin Awards, sponsored by AIMS, are conferred on self-propelled U.S.- flag vessels which, at the end of any calendar year, have operated for two full years or more with a full crew without a crew member losing a full turn at watch because of an occupational injury. The different categories recognized are for two years, four years, and annually after five years of accident-free operation.

The 1993 Jones F. Devlin awards were presented to 114 U.S.-flag vessels, representing 25 U.S. shipping companies. Of particular note were the awards to theExxon Bayou State and the Exxon Brownsville, both honored for 18 consecutive years of accident-free operation.

Other Devlin recipients included: American Commercial Barge Lines Coastwise Trading (of Amoco Transport) B&H Towing Brent Transportation Canal Barge Chevron Shipping Cleveland Tankers Ship Management Dixie Carriers Gulfcoast Transit (of Teco Transport and Trade) Interocean Management Keystone Shipping Matson Navigation Maritrans Operating Partners L.P. Mid-South Towing (of Teco Transport and Trade) Mobil Oil Moran Towing of Maryland Moran Towing & Transportation Ole Man River Transportation Sabine Transportation Scott Paper SeaRiver Maritime Sun Transport Texaco Marine Services Western Kentucky Navigation Western Towing Ship Safety Awards are cosponsored by AIMS and the Maritime Section of NSC, and are conferred to vessels that have performed outstanding feats of heroism, rescue at sea, or seamanship illustrative of the high safety standards of the U.S. fleet.

Recipients of Top Honors for 1993 were: Company Scott Paper Scott Paper Scott Paper Scott Paper Vessel M/V Scott Pride M / V Mate M/VJudson Silver Streak The vessels receiving citations of merit were: Company / O r g. American Commercial Barge Lines American President Lines Chevron Shipping Coastal Tankships USA Coastwise Trading Crowley Marine Services Dixie Carriers Gulfcoast Transit Interlake Steamship Co. Matson Navigation Mid-South Towing Military Sealift Command Morania Oil Tanker Corp. Penn Maritime Sea-Land Service SeaRiver Maritime Sun Transport Texaco Refining and Marketing Vessel M / V Rusty Flowers SS President Jefferson Chevron Louisiana SS Coastal Manatee Tallahassee Bay Tug Sea Viking/Barge 101 Dixie Avenger M / V Gulfcoast SS Herbert C. Jackson SS Manulani M / V Anne PetersM/V Anne B USNS Powhatan T-ATF 166 Morania No. 2/ Morania No. 450 Tarpon/ Potomac Sea-Land Quality S/Rs Bayou State, Nashville, Memphis, Wilmington S/T Texas Sun Star Massachusetts AIMS is a national trade association representing 23 U.S-flag carriers which own or operate approximately 11 million dwt of tankers, dry bulk carriers, containerships and other oceangoing vessels engaged in the domestic and international trades of the U.S.

The NSC Marine Section is one of 28 separate industrial components comprising the NSC.




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